Quickly pan-fry these delicious dumplings packed with a blend of shiitake mushrooms, napa cabbage, celery, bok choy, and carrots, then serve with your favorite soy or hot chili dipping sauce (and watch them disappear).
To buy: $3 for a box of 8, at Whole Foods.
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SeaPak Parmesan Encrusted Butterfly Shrimp
Frozen seafood has come a long way. Lightly breaded with Parmesan and Italian herbs, these jumbo shrimp emerge from the oven crisp and juicy. A creamy tomato dipping sauce ups the ante.
To buy: $10 for an 18-ounce box, at Walmart.
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Sukhi Indian Bites Masala Meatballs
Perfectly poppable Indian-spiced chicken meatballs are best served tossed in the included tomato-based masala sauce on a platter with toothpicks.
To buy: $7, at supermarkets.
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Schwan’s Home Service Spinach and Mushroom Flatbread Thin Crust Pizza
Irresistibly delicious crispy flatbread is topped with white sauce and a garlicky blend of spinach, mushrooms, onions, and cheeses. Simply cut into small squares for instant party-ready fare.
These store-bought appetizers—in original, sweet potato, and green onion—taste just like your family’s homemade latkes, but they take the (pan)cake by going from package to plate in under 10 minutes. (No offense, Grandma.)